TMR Game 2011 – Week 8

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 8.

This post accepts entries for these races:
- 12 Hours of Sebring (ILMC/ALMS);
- Losail, Qatar (MotoGP);
- Bristol (NASCAR Cup);

Housekeeping

Thinking of joining in? If you place your first entry during the first 10 weeks of the game you will receive 80% of the lowest player’s score from any weeks you missed. That brings you into contention whilst applying a small penalty for lateness, the rest is up to you!

Each week you pick 10 entries with a maximum of 7 from a single championship. This is the first week of the season featuring more than one race, what will your strategy be, how will you split your picks between races? Remember for sportscars races to pick the car not the driver.

See this page for the game rules.

Email reminders will be sent on Thursdays or Fridays by either myself or Sebastian. Please leave a valid email address in the comment form. If you do not wish to receive reminders please let us know, otherwise we’ll assume we’re okay to send them. Also let us know (privately if you prefer) if you would like to use a different address to the one you use here.

The deadline for entries is Saturday morning at 6am GMT / 2am ET (there’s a 4hr difference during the offset DST change).

Scores

Here is a reminder of the current score table. Since the last round Gavin has kindly produced some further analysis on his blog. Alongside Sebastian’s figures we now have many ways of showing results patterns, which should hopefully aid our picking!

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 6 Total +
1 1 0 James 482 141 623
2 4 2 Sebastian X 467 124 591 32
3 2 -1 Startledbunny 471 119 590 1
4 3 -1 Sean 469 113 582 8
5 8 3 Pat W 443 127 570 12
6 5 -1 Dylanpt24 449 111 560 10
7 6 -1 Ryan 446 89 535 25
8 7 -1 Jackie 444 72 516 19
9 9 0 Jay 435 76 511 5
10 11 1 RubberGoat 371 128 499 12
11 12 1 Felipe Gana 368 107 475 24
12 14 2 The Speedgeek 319 148 467 8
13 10 -3 The Crooked Cap 392 58 450 17
14 13 -1 Maverick 361 76 437 13
15 15 0 Mike Rice 0+256 85 341 96

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Upcoming Races

Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge / American Le Mans Series (ILMC/ALMS): Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

The first race of the new ILMC era sees 26 cars (across classes) meet with the ALMS regulars for the annual thrash around the bumps of Sebring, where it is commonly said 12 hours is worth 24 elsewhere, it is such a carbreaker. Audi and Peugeot will surely lead the fight but ORECA have the older but probably more reliable Peugeot to hand, and it looks like Highcroft are very fast in testing too. Don’t forget, the diesels and petrols have been brought closer together by the ACO so this year there’s more than an outside chance this race won’t go to a diesel.. although it probably will. Go here for the entry list (see highlighted text underneath the icons). Please pick by car not the driver (please tell me car number and team).

MotoGP: Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar, Losail

This is the first MotoGP race of the year and the first to be counted within the TMR Game! Huge changes in line-ups should make this a fascinating season. That may not be the case for the opening round, often the sand and dust gets all over the track. Mind you, it is usually an interesting battle between horsepower on the long straight and agility on the rest of the circuit. Last year it was perfectly poised between Honda and Ducati as they’d pass and repass each other – let’s hope for more of the same!  www.motogp.com for the entry list. Pick by rider.

NASCAR Sprint Cup (NSC): Jeff Byrd 500, Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol as I’m sure you know is a bullring oval, so expect the elbows to be out. I feel I can’t write a real preview for NASCAR races because I just don’t know enough about who is fast on what type of track. I also can’t find an entry list yet but we’ll probably only worry about the usual suspects. Pick by driver.

Good luck!

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21 responses to “TMR Game 2011 – Week 8

  1. I like to get my entry in early just in case I forget later in the week, but I might just tweak these later if something comes up in the news.

    MotoGP:
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa
    Casey Stoner
    Andrea Dovizioso
    Ben Spies

    ILMC:
    #1 (Audi:Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller)
    #2 (Audi:Capello/Kristensen/McNish)
    #8 (Peugeot:Montagny/Sarrazin/Lamy)
    #06 (Lola-Aston Martin:Graf/Pickett/Luhr)

    NASCAR:
    Kyle Busch

  2. MOTO GP
    Valentino Rossi
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa

    NASCAR
    Jimmie Johnson
    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Tony Stewart

    ALMS
    1 Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller – Audi Sport Team Joest
    2 Capello/Kristensen/McNish – Audi Sport Team Joest
    7 Wurz/Gene/Davidson – Peugeot Sport Total
    8 Montagny/Sarrazin/Lamy – Peugeot Sport Total

  3. Jay

    ILMC/ALMS
    #2 Audi
    #7 Peugeot
    #8 Peugeot
    #10 Oreca Peugeot

    MotoGP
    #46 Valentino Rossi
    #1 Jorge Lorenzo
    #26 Dani Pedrosa
    #27 Casey Stoner

    NASCAR Cup
    Jimmy Johnson
    Kevin Harvick

  4. Jay

    …oh, and I like how after the tight battle towards the end of last year, Jackie and I are STILL next to each other in the table! :)

  5. ILMC/ALMS:
    #1 Audi (Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller)
    #2 Audi (Capello/Kristensen/McNish)
    #7 Peugeot (Gene/Wurz/Davidson)
    #8 Peugeot (Montagny/Sarrazin/Lamy)

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa
    Ben Spies
    Marco Simoncelli

    NASCAR:
    Jimmie Johnson

  6. OK, I have been planning to pick ex-f1 drivers where possible, so I’ll pick as follows:

    NASCAR:
    - Montoya
    - Jimmie Johnson

    ILMS: Cars 1,2,7,8,10,01

    MotoGP:
    - Lorenzo
    - Stoner

  7. Ryan

    Oooh, the stuff gets real now.

    ILMC/ALMS: #2 (Capello, Kristensen, McNish), #8 (Montagny, Sarrazin, Lamy) and #10 (Lapierre, Duval, Panis)

    MotoGP: Lorenzo, Rossi, Pedrosa, Stoner, Dovisioso

    NASCAR: McMurray, Busch.

    And that is my 10, come on.

  8. Moto GP
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Casey Stoner

    ILMS – Sebring
    #1 Audi
    #2 Audi
    #7 Peugeot
    #8 Peugeot
    #10 Oreca Peugeot

    NASCAR
    Kyle Busch
    Carl Edwards
    Clint Bowyer

  9. ILMC
    - #1 Audi
    - #2 Audi
    - #7 Peugeot
    - #8 Peugeot
    - #12 Rebellion
    - #01 Highcroft

    MotoGP
    - Lorenzo
    - Rossi
    - Stoner
    - Pedrosa

    I’m taking the audacious move of not picking for Cup.

  10. MotoGP:
    Ben Spies
    Casey Stoner
    Valentino Rossi
    Jorge Lorenzo
    NASCAR Sprint Cup:
    Jeff Gordon
    Kyle Busch
    Carl Edwards
    Kevin Harvick
    American Le Mans Series:
    Audi #2
    Peugeot #8

  11. ILMC: 1, 2, 7, 8
    MotoGP: Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Rossi, Stoner
    Cup: Ky. Busch, Hamlin

  12. thecrookedcap

    MotoGP
    Pedrosa
    Stoner
    Spies
    Rossi
    Lorenzo

    ALMS
    Audi 1
    Audi 2

    NASCAR
    Johnson
    Edwards
    Stewart

  13. Oh, I am late to the party…I think I’m still hungover after celebrating my HUGE win in week 6.

    ALMS/ILMC:
    Audi #1
    Audi #2
    Peugeot #7
    Peugeot #8

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Ben Spies
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Andrea Dovizioso

    NASCAR Cup:
    Kurt Busch

  14. Ryan has clarified Kyle Busch, via Twitter.

  15. Mike Rice

    ALMS:
    #2 Audi
    #8 Peugot
    #1 Audi
    #7 Peugot
    NASCAR:
    Kyle Busch
    Kurt Busch
    Kevin Harvick
    Moto GP:
    Stoner
    Lorenzo
    Spies

  16. James

    I think this is in time – I don’t know what day it is….

    MotoGP
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Jorge Lorenzo

    Sebring
    #2 Audi
    #8 Pug
    Muscle Milk Aston (don’t know what number it is)

    NASCAR
    Kurt Busch
    Jimmie Johnson
    Tony Stewart
    Kevin Harvick

  17. Yeah it made it in time :)

  18. Mike Rice

    Good job, Pat, on including the Highcroft Acura in your mix. Pagenaud drove a great stint there for the last few hours to snag second. I’d not paid attention to the fact that they were LMP1. And the Oreca Peugot, who saw that coming…besides Jay and Felipe?

  19. Mike Rice

    *Peugeot* Sorry. Not enough French ancestry, I guess.

  20. I was amazed more people didn’t pick Highcroft, although I must admit I thought it was a risk. I’m glad to get some good points!

  21. I’m sticking to two wheels from now on! :-D

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